Accommodation & Travel


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The city of Rehovot was founded in 1890. It is located approximately 20 Kms south-east of Tel Aviv in central Israel; its population is 126,000. The Weizmann Institute of Science is located in the northern part of Rehovot (map).


The currency in Israel is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS). You may convert foreign currency into NIS (and vice versa) at Ben Gurion Airport and/or at banks and private exchange shops throughout Israel. There is a bank branch on the campus of the Weizmann Institute.

Getting to Rehovot from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport

Important: Some flights to and from Tel Aviv are scheduled for late at night or very early in the morning. Please take this into consideration when making hotel reservations. Land travel to and from the airport operates 24 hours a day.


The Ben-Gurion Airport is located approx. 35-minutes’ drive (by car or taxi) from the city of Rehovot.

Link to airport Terminal 3 web site:

Taxi services:
Private taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As you exit the airport building from the main reception lobby, you should see signs for taxis directing you to the left.

The fare to Rehovot should be about 170 shekels (~50$).

Train services:

The train station at Ben-Gurion airport is located on Level S of the Landside Building, adjacent to the Greeters' Hall.

There is no direct train from Ben-Gurion airport to Rehovot. To get to Rehovot you need to go from BG airport train station to Tel-Aviv HAGANA train station (approx. 17 minutes ride) & from there a train to Rehovot train station (approx. 30 minutes ride).

The cost for one way ticket from BG airport to Rehovot is approx. 18 NIS (~5$)

Train tickets can be purchased through automated ticket dispensers on Level G of the terminal.

For information on schedules and fares call Israel Railways Information Service: +972 (0)77-2324000 or go to Israel railways website:

**Israel railways service do not operate during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday afternoon - Saturday evening)


The Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rehovot- will open May 2022

 with over 7.000 sqm and 116 luxurious rooms, is especially suited to business needs. Business services and facilities such as free WIFI, a business lounge and modern meeting rooms provide an ideal venue, while at the same time the high-standard and relaxing atmosphere of the hotel ensures recreation.

To reserve a room at WIS rate please follow the instructions below:

Log into the link -

1. Select hotel, Hotel name: Leonardo Boutique Rehovot

2. Before you tick the "Search button" please enter the promocode: Blonron 

2. Available date 7-17/7/22

3. No minimum nights at the moment

5. press O.K.

Then enter all relevant details to complete the booking.

The promo code will be available until June 19th


Reisfeld Residence

Student rooms are available at the Reisfeld Residence, located at the Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University campus across the street from WIS, a 9 minutes’ walk from the Weizmann campus main gate & from the conference venue. To reserve a room, please contact:


For other accommodation options near the Weizmann Institute of Science

Check on airbnb website OR on Booking website


Deadline for abstract submission

January 10th. 2022

End of review process and notification of acceptance

January 31, 2022

Conference Chairs

  • Ron Blonder
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Shelley Rap
    Weizmann Institute of Science


The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange

The Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Conference Fund

The Israel Chemical Society

Sol-Gel, Advanced Topical Therapy

Coordinator & Accessibility Issues

Talia Suissa